Else Holmelund Minarik, Author of Little Bear Books, Dies at 91

July 16, 2012 | Students

Else Holmelund Minarik, a writer for children whose Little Bear picture-book series — which simply, gently and evocatively tells the story of an anthropomorphized cub’s forays into the wider world — has been a mainstay of childhood for more than half a century, died on Thursday at her home in Sunset Beach, N.C. She was 91.

Michel-Rolph Trouillot, scholar of Caribbean history, 1949-2012

July 16, 2012 | Students

Michel-Rolph Trouillot, a professor of anthropology at UChicago and a leading authority on the dynamics of power across cultural boundaries, died July 5. He was 62.

Opera star soprano Evelyn Lear, who won fame in Europe with ‘Lulu,’ dies at age 86 in Maryland

July 9, 2012 | Students

American soprano Evelyn Lear, who became an opera star in Europe singing some of the most difficult contemporary roles before returning to the United States, has died. She was 86.

Frances Alenikoff, Dancer and Visual Artist, Dies at 91

July 9, 2012 | Students

Frances Alenikoff, a dancer, choreographer and visual artist whose performances often interwove movement with slides, film, speaking, tape recordings and chant, died on June 23 in Southampton, N.Y. She was 91.

Jack Caulfield, Bearer of a Watergate Message, Dies at 83

June 22, 2012 | Students

Jack Caulfield, a former New York City police detective who died on Sunday in Vero Beach, Fla., at 83, was once a master of dirty tricks for the Nixon White House who had his biggest brush with history in the role of a messenger.

Judith S. Wallerstein, Psychologist Who Analyzed Divorce, Dies at 90

June 22, 2012 | Students

Judith S. Wallerstein, a psychologist who touched off a national debate about the consequences of divorce by reporting that it hurt children more than previously thought, with the pain continuing well into adulthood, died on Monday in Piedmont, Calif. She was 90.

Eugene Ferkauf, 91, Dies; Restyled Retail

June 7, 2012 | Students

Eugene Ferkauf, the founder of the E. J. Korvette chain of discount department stores, whose 1950s strategy of low prices, quick turnover and high volume helped shape today’s retail landscape, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91.

Dr. Josephine English, medical trailblazer, dies at 91

January 3, 2012 | Students

When medical pioneer Dr. Josephine English, the first African-American woman to have an OB/GYN practice in the state of New York, was in financial difficulties with her Adelphi Medical Clinic in 1995, she told her creditors that her life’s work for the mothers of Fort Greene ought to count for something in the equation.

Jeanette Ingberman, a Founder of Exit Art, Dies at 59

August 31, 2011 | Students

Jeanette Ingberman, a founder of the New York cultural center Exit Art, which for three decades has been a hotbed of avant-garde work by artists from around the world, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. She was 59.

Gerald A. Lawson, a Pioneer in Video Games, Dies at 70

April 15, 2011 | Students

Gerald A. Lawson, a largely self-taught engineer who became a pioneer in electronic video entertainment, creating the first home video game system with interchangeable game cartridges, died on Saturday in Mountain View, Calif. He was 70 and lived in Santa Clara, Calif.